A hypnotist is who you call when
everything else has failed!

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Healing Mind Hypnosis website. We offer private one-on-one sessions in Hypnosis, Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP), and self-hypnosis training, educational lectures, public demonstrations and more.

Phone: 902-441-2116
Email: hmhypnosis@yahoo.com

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide you with the most advanced Hypnosis and NLP methods and techniques known today, while affording you an atmosphere of understanding and empathy regarding you most personal issues.

YOUR FIRST SESSION

The first session is of maximum importance to the resolution process because:

  • This is when trust is established between you and your hypnotist.
  • You decide exactly what your goals and outcomes are regarding your issue.
  • We will alleviate any fears and misconceptions regarding hypnosis.
  • We explain why hypnosis is so powerful in dealing with personal issues.
  • We decide in advance what type of suggestions you will receive.
  • You will be hypnotized using a simple, gentle induction.
  • You will receive direct suggestions aimed at reaching your goal.
  • Lastly, you will be gently emerged from hypnosis.
  • Various resolution methods and techniques will be used in subsequent sessions to gain your desired outcome.

WHAT DOES HYPNOSIS FEEL LIKE?

Being in hypnosis is a beautiful experience; try this:

  • Imagine the pleasure of soaking in a bathtub full of warm, scented water. Feel the water wrap around you as you let your body relax slowly and completely. As you close your eyes your mind lets go of all its daily stresses and you drift away on a pleasant wave of fantasy. Perhaps to a romantic evening rendezvous on a sultry tropic island under a star filled sky. You're sitting across from your partner at a table for two, on a balcony overlooking a long wave washed beach. The sand stretches away into the distance and is white in the moonlight. You feel the warm sea breeze caress your cheek. The sound of the waves is soft and beguiling, drawing you deeper and deeper into the mood of the moment. A perfect moment that must go on forever, never to be broken.......

If you can imagine what you just read, you can enjoy the experience of hypnosis; more importantly, you can use it to change your life.

A SHORT HISTORY OF HYPNOSIS

With the establishment of research laboratories and the continuous work of professional groups (National Guild of Hypnotists, membership 10,000 + worldwide), hypnosis must now be taken seriously as a healing technique. It was not always so, in fact hypnosis has had a much checkered evolution. In its simplest form, hypnosis has been around since the dawn of time and many religious rituals of many cultures involving the trance state are common.

For our purposes modern hypnosis began with an Austrian physician, Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 - 1815) who practiced a form of hypnosis which he called animal magnetism later called mesmerism. The patients sat around a large wooden tub filled with water and iron filings holding onto iron rods. The theory was that magnetism flowed from the tub through the rods and into the body thereby healing the patient. During the session, Mesmer would appear dressed in flowing silk robes to assist the flow with physical touches and positive suggestions for healing. Mesmer put on quite a show but he was no charlatan; he actually believed in the process. Did it work? Absolutely. Many people were cured of their afflictions. Unfortunately Mesmer misread the reason for his success. It wasn't magnetism that produced the cures; it was the suggestions given to people who were in a highly suggestive trance state. This was exposed by a Royal Commission instigated by the King of France and he was discredited. Don't feel too bad for old Franz though, he made a lot of money, married a very rich widow and retired. Obviously he was a firm believer in the Law of Attraction.

Though discredited, believers still continued to practice mesmerism and got wonderful results. Most dramatic of these were in the relief of pain during surgery. Remember Ether and Chloroform didn't arrive on the scene until 1846-47 and there was a firmly held belief that pain was God's will and built character and morale fibre - those were the days alright!

In England, physicians like John Elliotson (1791-1868) writer of "Surgical Operations in the Mesmeric State" (1843), James Braid (1795-1860) who actually coined the term 'Hypnosis" and James Esdaile (1808-1859) who performed hundreds of deep abdominal tumour surgeries using only hypnosis for pain control; all carried on the struggle to have hypnosis accepted. They were fighting a losing battle, not because hypnosis didn't work, but because it just didn't fit in. Ether and Chloroform once introduced were easier and faster, and sadly the old hypnosis inductions were slow.

Hypnosis became the stuff of 'parlor tricks' and would have suffered a pretty ignominious end had it not been for a certain group; enter the much maligned stage hypnotists. It is because of the early stage hypnotists that we have the rapid and instant inductions of today. The old methods of 'eye fixation' and the totally boring 'progressive relaxation' had no place on the stage where fast paced entertainment was required. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the stage hypnotists who proved their inductions in front of a live audience. Then an event so great in its magnitude that it dwarfed everything that mankind had witnessed came to the rescue: World War One.

The new life for hypnosis began at the end of World War One when physicians like English psychologist William McDougall (1871-1944) began to treat soldiers suffering from 'shell shock' using hypnosis. The work of McDougall and others brought hypnosis to the attention of scientists like Clark Hull (1884-1952) who wrote in 1933 the classic book 'Hypnosis and Suggestibility'. As a professor at the University of Wisconsin and later at Yale University he was able to conduct experiments which were meticulous in the use of controls, standards and statistical testing. This book, even today is the gold standard for scientific methods as applied to hypnotic phenomena. This resurgence of interest followed into World War Two and the Korean War. In 1955 and 1958 respectively both the British and American Medical Associations endorsed the use of hypnosis and resolved that training in hypnosis might appropriately be given in medical schools; and, in 1956 the late Pope Pius approved the use of hypnosis. What a turn of events!!

Today, hypnosis can be induced instantly and is used in the relief of nearly every physical and emotional issue known to mankind from painfree childbirth to weight control, from stopping smoking to dispelling fears and phobias and much more.

If you've tried everything but still have your problem: hypnosis may be the answer you've been looking for.

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